Monday, April 27, 2015

Magenta, Hackett, and Friends Release Spectral Mornings 2015

Steve Hackett's timeless track Spectral Mornings has been re-imagined and is being released now on the Esoteric Antenna label as Spectral Mornings 2015.

The instigator of this project is Rob Reed, of Magenta fame, who's always loved this famous instrumental track taken from Steve Hackett's 1979 album of the same name.

Says Rob Reed: "It had a great guitar melody and thought it would be amazing to re-record with the addition of some lyrics."

So he contacted bandmate Christina Booth and Big Big Train vocalist David Longdon.

Rob continues: "David wrote the lyrics and we did a demo, which sounded fantastic... We then had to play the demo to Steve Hackett to make sure he liked it, which thankfully he did. He kindly agreed to play guitar on the track, which was wonderful. I really think we have been respectful to the original piece and hopefully brought something new to it as well".

Instrumentally augmented with Nick Beggs on bass (from Hackett's own live band and Steven Wilson's) and Nick D’Virgilio on drums (ex-Spock's Beard), this one-off project's sales will go to the Parkinson's Society UK, who are funding research into a cure for this terrible affliction.

1. Spectral Mornings 2015
2. Spectral Mornings 2015 (Acoustic Mix)
3. Spectral Mornings 2015 (Instrumental)
4. Spectral Mornings 2015 (Classic Mix)

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